Scientific Name : Echinacea x hybrida
Common Name : Coneflower
Hardiness Zone : 4b - 9b
Hardiness Degree : -25°F (-32°C)
Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Upright
Characteristics : Deer Resistant, Attracts Butterflies
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : None or when needed only
Spacing : 16 - 18" (41 - 46cm)
Height : 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)
Width : 14 - 16" (36 - 41cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Sturdy, compact plants are covered in blooms with bright, rich colors.
Idea & Tips : Requires full sun and well-drained fertile soil. Drought tolerant. Removing spent blooms will prolong flowering.
: Sombrero introduces a compact series featuring the same exceptional Winter hardiness, excellent branching and proven landscape performance.
- Sturdy, compact plants are covered in blooms with bright, rich colors.
- Poco is compact for better forcing and greenhouse growing performance.
- Unique, non-fading flowers last for weeks.
- Well-matched in habit and timing.
- Plant Sombrero Poco in the Spring and sell it the same year.
Protection Information : PPAF; US7,982,110
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
Low; prefers high humidity to mist
50 ppm N starting at Day 7
49-56 days after sticking
60 to 68°F (16 to 20°C)
5,000 to 8,000
Long day obligate
Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 150 to 175 ppm N.
Only to remove premature flower buds.
PGRs generally not needed
Not particularly sensitive. Use well-drained media.
June to August
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